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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks.

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What are the most popular tools for …?

Jane Hart

This is a growing list of links to pages where you can find the most popular tools in different categories in 2017. Social learning

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A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth Kanter

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” ” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.

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Stay Curious

Clark Quinn

One of my ongoing recommendations to people grew out of a toss-off line, playing off an advertisement.

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Nature Deficit

Nine Shift

You would think getting out of doors in the city would count. But apparently, being out and about in the city doesn't come close, according to the research I read, to the mental benefits of being in a forest or mountain or (maybe?) isolated beach. . Joggers after their run.

distributing power for the network era

Harold Jarche

A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done. I suggest temporary, negotiated hierarchies so that teams can form and re-form depending on what needs to be done.

2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations

Tony Karrer

The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges. You can find details on nominations by visiting the page. It's personally gratifying to see this happening. While I've not been active blogging (is this really my first post since 2015?),

Working Memory and Object Permanence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is pretty speculative, but it makes sense to me and I'd like to get the idea own on (digital) paper in case I don't get the chance to come back to it. It is well known that we have different types of memory: working memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory.

100th Anniversary of Being Indoors

Nine Shift

Another NineShift exclusive! This is the 100th anniversary of most people being indoors most of the time. In 1900, most people had jobs working outside. Even half of all women worked outdoors much of the time on the family farm.


myths, markets, & mistakes

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Data will lead you wrong if you pay attention to that and don’t pay attention to people. ” — Bozoma St John via @MarkFederman.

MWL Newsletter No 35

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 8-14 October 2017. Social learning

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017. Thrun was saying (2012) 50 years from now there will only be ten institutions delivering higher education.

Hacking Driverless Cars - - We Told You So

Nine Shift

Elon Musk, the Telsa-Hoopla-SpaceX guy, now has noted a problem with the driverless car that NineShift pointed out years ago. The driverless car can be hacked. This month Musk noted that all the driverless cars could be hacked at the same time and made to go to Rhode Island. It's a fun image.


Euen Semple

Saddened but not surprised at all of the #metoo stories being shared by women around the world. And the fact that I am not surprised makes me even sadder. I don't have to walk very far in public with my daughters to encounter pitiful examples of a predatory attitude towards women. When men call out some obscenity as we pass them we are left stunned at their arrogance and naivety.

Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Learning Experiences for the Workplace

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 6 November – 22 December There will always be a need for the L&D department to organise learning events and activities – but these just need to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce. This 7-week online workshop will help you consider a number … Social learning

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.

WCOL Opening plenary - Wednesday

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I missed the first talk: I have put in some tweets. A full summary of the last two talks is below. Phil Hill and Fiona Hollands Tomorrow’s Learning Platform Patrice Torcivia‏ @Profpatrice First up @PhilOnEdTech discussing the 'regular and substantive interaction' Lynn Sutherland‏ @GrokIam Online Learning is now #Mainstream @PhilOnEdTech and will become even more personalized Elaine Lam‏ @ElaineKLam ‘#edtech decision makers live in an echo chamber.

World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Opening Plenary Laura Czerniewicz Changing Pedagogies Two short stories about pedagogy: 1. There have been protests recently in South African universities. Interestingly, some of these have been about pedagogy. They demanded, among other things, that all lectures should be recorded, and that a tutoring system should be put in place in all courses.

The Future Isn't What It Used To Be

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

John Daniel Open Education in a Closing World The end of WWII marked the emergence of a new world order maked by the universal declaration of human rights. By the end of the 20th century they were more deeply embedded than ever. But today this consensus is breaking down in ‘the post-truth era’. And post-truth societies tend to become post-trust societies. But the success of nations depends directly on the trust of people in each other and their institutions.

Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. It’s on I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves. For context: I believe that online learning can be better than classrooms. There’s a myth about interactivity in a classroom setting.

Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Session summaries from the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto Maureen Andrade - Self-Regulated Learning, Course Design, and Pedagogy: A Model for Learner Success Practical ideas to help students succeed in an online course. The focus is on self-regulated learning, defined as “the ability to control the factors and conditions that affect learning.” Dembo, Junge & Lynch, 2006) But they may not know how.

What I Would Have Done Differently

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received the following inquiry recently: I find it fascinating that you have maintained a career in public service while pursuing your intellectual endeavors on the side. With the Internet full of articles and courses about "How to turn your blog into a business!", I love it that you have shown us a model that anyone can follow: write from love - work for your money. However, I know you have written about some of the challenges of that model in "What I Learned Using Paypal."